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Women’s sports news round-up – March 13

March 13, 2017
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This weeks sporting news is dominated by the exceptional,triple World Champion Elise Christie, who made history by becoming the first Brit to win a Speedskating World title.

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Speedskating: Elise Christie wins triple gold at World Short Track Speed Skating Championships
Elise Christie has become a triple world champion after victory in the 1000m, 1500m and the overall title at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Rotterdam. On Saturday, she became the first British woman to win a world title when she took gold in the 1500m. And on Sunday the 26-year-old added a gold in the 1000m, bronze in the 3000m and claimed the overall title. Full story via the BBC

Rugby 6 Nations: Wilson hits seven as England hammer Scotland
England ran in 12 tries in a 64-0 hammering od Scotland, with Kay Wilson scroring a record even tries and Amy Cokayne also scoring a hat-trick. Full story via Scrumqueens

Rugby 6 Nations: Ireland set up Dublin decider as they beat Wales
Ireland just had the better of Wales in an absorbing encounter in Cardiff that could have gone either way. After two disappointing performances, Wales rose to the occasion in Dublin with a performance as good as their opener in Italy. There was nothing to choose between the two teams, with the game in the end being decided by Ireland seizing their one real opportunity at the end of the first half. Full story via Scrumqueens

Rugby 6 Nations: France lay their ghosts in Parma as they beat Italy
Visits to Italy have not been good for France in recent years, but they finally laid the ghosts of their defeats in 2013 and 2015 after an impressive first half performance to win the first Anita Garibaldi trophy. Full story via Scrumqueens

Badminton: All England semi-final defeat for Adcocks
Chris and Gabby Adcock vowed to bounce back stronger following semi-final defeat at the All England Open Badminton Championships, in what proved to be a titanic tussle down to the very last point. Full story via TeamGB

Baku Grand Slam: Alice Schlesinger wins gold again in Azerbaijan
Alice Schlesinger marked her first competitive outing of 2017 with gold in the -63kg class at the Baku Grand Slam in Azerbaijan. She went straight to the semi-finals as top seed and outclassed Khanim Huseynova of Azerbaijan. The 28-year-old then beat Slovenian Andreja Leski in the final. Full story via the BBC

Tennis: Johanna Konta loses to Caroline Garcia in third round at Indian Wells
British number one Johanna Konta is out of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells with a 6-3 3-6 6-7 (1-7) third-round defeat by France’s Caroline Garcia. Full story via the BBC

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